Cuttack : 4th March: Asraf Al Gazi(OBB/S.C): Cuttack has its pride being the oldest city of Odisha. All the princely states had then their Kothis (King’s residence) in Cuttack. It was then the capital of the erstwhile Orissa ,all the princely states of the erstwhile Orissa or Kalinga had their Kothis (King’s residence bungalow) at Cuttack. Since the city is surrounded by the river Mahanadi in its northern side and the river Kathojodi in its Southern side, the capital of modern Orissa was shifted to Bhubaneswar and then capital of the Odisha states has been Bhubaneswar.
Since the distance between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar is hardly 25 km, both the cities are made Twin city and accordingly town bus service is made available increasing frequency for the commuters.
Last but not the least, for promoting this age-old city like Cuttack there has been a regular bench constituted in the high court of Orissa as a court of recurring mandamus and from time to time preferably every week, the authorities of Cuttack Municipal Corporations and so also C.D.A are cautioned to bring the proper sanitation to the city and to clean the garbage scattered on the road, to ward off the cowherds and to remove the encroachments, but this callous authorities having developed thick skin are turned apathetic as the city left unsafe mostly if hygienic is taken for consideration. Morning walker while walking on the ring road are walking with closed nose, nothing matters, the authorities neither in district nor in CMC or C.D.A, Cuttack ,quite callous.
And Baimundi hunts is sensed deeply felt. Fact fitting, the educated mass in Cuttack are mostly greedy confined to self. Think of another Baimundi, Dasarath Manjhi who alone baimundaised /constructed a long road spreading his over 22 years of tiring phase of life and traced out by Amir Khan, film “Satyameba Jayate-2 takes its commercial hit, but Dasarath who spent his youth at least pictured with his nudity and that’s a vulgar attack on the innocent .
But look each of the administrative heads in the city shading crocodile tears for the poor.Collector visiting many places gets into news pursuing his visits and becomes complacent by giving lip service, Corporators, Mayor, Dy Mayor and Municipal Commissioner moving all around creating crocodile tears in their eyes ,but nothing worked out. Only image built for politicians and career building for bureaucrats is the only decent outcome.